In the Bleak Midwinter – Rossetti

Last night at Christ the King‘s Lessons and Carols service we sang this beautiful hymn by Christina Rossetti, set by Gustav Holst (1906).  Our arrangement turned out well so we thought we would post it.  A Christmas that longs for Christ’s return. — In the Bleak Midwinter (Christina Rossetti) mp3 | leadsheet | info 1… Continue Reading →

Advent by C. Rossetti

— Christina Rossetti This Advent moon shines cold and clear, These Advent nights are long; Our lamps have burned year after year, And still their flame is strong. “Watchman, what of the night?” we cry, Heart-sick with hope deferred: “No speaking signs are in the sky,” Is still the watchman’s word. – The Porter watches… Continue Reading →

None Other Lamb – Christina Rossetti

. We are big fans of Christina Rossetti here at Cardiphonia having written music to a number of her texts.  This hymn comes from a devotional commentary she wrote on the book of Revelation called The Face of the Deep (1892). Here is a wonderful article from Dennis Haack at Ransom Fellowship on Christina Rossetti and this… Continue Reading →

July 2018 – Bits and Bobs

Here are a few bits and bobs I’ve collected over the past few weeks. Enjoy! FOLLOWING: Kickstarter for Moda Spira – check out the new record from Page CXVI founded Tifah Allatas.  Beautiful stuff as always! COS PSALMS Songwriting Contest (Due Oct 2018) – every year Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids hosts a… Continue Reading →

Calvin Worship Symposium 2017

Hope College Worship was invited to lead a service again at this years Worship Symposium. The theme for services this year was the book of Revelation. We planned a service that was inspired by Revelation 4-5. You can watch the whole service HERE. You can download this years Worship Symposium program catalog HERE. GATHERING Prelude:… Continue Reading →

Advent Planning 2016

here are some bits and bobs for your advent planning this year! SONGS: In my mind advent songs should  (at least) have four themes in mind. – A focus on old testament imagery – (see “O Come Divine Messiah, Dawning Light”) – A focus on the life of faith as a journey (See “I wonder… Continue Reading →

Incarnation Album – Hymn Geekery

Here is our page of notes on the songs and hymns from our latest compilation for those of you who enjoy this kind of geekery. All Praise to Thee, Eternal Lord Translation of an 11th century Latin sequence (a sequence is chant or hymn sung or recited during the liturgical celebration of the Eucharist, before the… Continue Reading →

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